Midget Exhibit: Images from the Heyday of Dwarf Display

Midget Exhibit: Images from the Heyday of Dwarf Display

by Mary L. Martin, Mary L. Martin, Tina Skinner, Mary L. Martin
     
 
In the mid-1800s, inveterate showman/salesman P. T. Barnum introduced a real-life Tom Thumb and spawned a huge movement of midget exhibits. Little people were paraded en masse throughout Europe and the New World, earning fame and fortune as the central attractions in a freak show phenomenon that lasted well over a century. Explore this little world in postcard

Overview

In the mid-1800s, inveterate showman/salesman P. T. Barnum introduced a real-life Tom Thumb and spawned a huge movement of midget exhibits. Little people were paraded en masse throughout Europe and the New World, earning fame and fortune as the central attractions in a freak show phenomenon that lasted well over a century. Explore this little world in postcard mementoes from an era when the unabashedly curious feasted their eyes on the unusual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764321146
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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